Bruce Frederick

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Bruce Frederick’s practice is rooted in water law, natural resources law, and environmental law. He also brings significant experience in land use, contracts, and property law. Over the years, Bruce has served a wide range of clients, from private individuals and corporations to governmental entities and non-profits, demonstrating his versatility and dedication to serving diverse legal needs. He continues to apply his vast experience to make a meaningful impact on behalf of his clients and the communities he serves.

Licensed in both New Mexico and Colorado, Bruce has built a distinguished legal career that marries his passion for the environment with his commitment to legal excellence. From 2017 to 2019, he served as the Santa Fe County Attorney, where he further honed his legal skills and deepened his understanding of public sector legal challenges. His background in litigation spans state and federal courts and administrative agencies, showcasing his ability to navigate complex legal landscapes with ease.

Bruce’s unique blend of legal acumen is complemented by his academic background in geology (BS) and groundwater hydrology (MS). These degrees have not only enriched his practice but also allowed him to approach legal issues with a unique perspective that bridges law and science.

Bruce is an avid hiker, biker, and runner, and treasures time spent with his family.

Practice Areas

Water Law
Natural Resources Law
Environmental Law


State of Colorado
State of New Mexico




Geology (BS)
Groundwater Hydrology (MS)


Notable Positions

Santa Fe County Attorney (2017-2019)

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association​
New Mexico Bar Association​

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